Leadership in Public Organizations An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0765617404
ISBN-13: 9780765617408
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $65.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320

Preface
Introduction
Major Types of Leadership
Variations in Organizational Leadership
History of the Study of Organizational Leadership
Perennial Debates in Leadership Theory
A Discussion of Some Important Terms and Concepts
An Operational Definition of Leadership
Conclusion and Organization of the Book
Questions and Exercises
Scenario: The Story of Jim
Understanding Theories of Leadership and Leadership Styles
Use of a Causal-Chain Model to Compare Approaches and Theories
Contingency Factors
Types of Leaders
Conclusion
Questions and Exercises
Scenario: Leadership Analysis Based on Style Strengths and Situational Needs
Early Managerial and Transactional Theories of Leadership
Classical Management Theory
Trait Theory
Transactional Approaches
Conclusion
Questions and Exercises
Scenario: The Promotion to Unit Supervisor
Charismatic and Transformational Approaches
Conger and Kanungo's Charismatic Leadership Theory
Transformational Leadership Theory: Tichy and Devanna, Kouzes and Posner, and Bass
Comparing Transactional and Transformational Approaches to Leadership
Questions and Exercises
Scenario: Considering Change through Charisma, and Transformation
Distributed and Specialized Approaches to Leadership
Distributed Leadership Approaches
Specialized Approaches
Conclusion
Questions and Exercises
Scenario: Distributed Leadership
Scenario: Examining Gender, Power, and Ethics
Integrated Leadership Approaches
Chemers's Integrative Theory
Hunt's Synthesis
Van Wart's Leadership Action Cycle
Conclusion
Questions and Exercises
Scenario: How to Develop Jason Henderson?
Traits That Contribute to Leader Effectiveness
Self-confidence
Decisiveness
Resilience
Energy
Need for Achievement
Willingness to Assume Responsibility
Flexibility
A Service Mentality
Personal Integrity
Emotional Maturity
Conclusion
Questions and Exercises
Scenario: Using Traits to Select a Candidate
Skills That Contribute to Leader Effectiveness
Communication Skills
Social Skills
Influence Skills
Analytic Skills
Technical Skills
Continual Learning
Conclusion
Questions and Exercises
Scenario: Focusing on Skills in Development
Assessments by Leaders and the Goals to Which They Lead
Sources of Information
Assessment of the Organization and Its Environment
Constraints of Leadership
The Science and Art of Goal Setting
Selecting Major Goals
Conclusion
Questions and Exercises
Scenario: A Mediocre Unit
Scenario: An Agency Must Prepare for a Paradigm Shift
Task-Oriented Behaviors
The Underlying Logic of Each of the Behavior Domains
Monitoring and Assessing Work
Operations Planning
Clarifying Roles and Objectives
Informing
Delegating
Problem Solving
Managing Technical Innovation and Creativity
Conclusion
Questions and Exercises
Scenario: Using Task Behaviors as a Supervisor
People-Oriented Behaviors
Consulting
Planning and Organizing Personnel
Developing Staff
Motivating
Building and Managing Teams
Managing Conflict
Managing Personnel
Conclusion
Questions and Exercises
Scenario: Personnel Changes
Organizational-Oriented Behaviors
Scanning the Environment
Strategic Planning
Articulating the Mission and Vision
Networking and Partnering
Performing General Management Functions
Decision Making
Managing Organizational Change
Conclusion
Questions and Exercises
Scenario: Executive Trade-Offs
Leadership Development and Evaluation
The Nature of Leadership Development
Structured Experience and Associated Development Methods
Formal Training Design
Starting with an Action Research Model to Evaluate Leadership
Revisiting the Many Possible Definitions of Leadership
The Role of Context
Who Evaluates and How?
A Final Example of a Great Administrative Leader
Conclusion
Questions and Exercises
Assessment of Organizational Conditions and Leader Performance
General Instructions for the Assessment of Organizational Conditions and Leader Performance
References
Index
About the Author

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